The most significant day…

Most days Facebook reminds me of something from years ago. Sometimes it’s a cute video or photo and I click on it to take a closer look, to remember and share it. Sometimes it’s a hideous reminder of bad outfit choices, or relationship choices, or just stuff that makes me CRINGE! Often, more often that […]

Get uncomfortable..

Last week I went to the funeral of the friend I blogged about a couple weeks ago. The funeral was unlike one I’ve ever been to. There was a wide range of people at it. Some were staff, governors of prison, church-folk she’d met along the way. Most were ex-offenders, mates from inside, from gangs […]

Waiting for the flowers to grow…

Three years ago I wrote a blogpost about depression and anxiety. I remember feeling at my lowest point, genuinely worried that I had lost myself and unsure I’d ever be ‘normal’ again. I was unable to speak to anyone except my mum and my husband. As I wrote ‘Elijah Rest‘ blogpost, my Nanan was on […]

“It’s not prostitution”..the story

I read of a terrible crime today. I read of a ‘sex-worker’ who has done a terrible thing and will be in prison for a very long time. If found guilty she deserves to be in prison for a very long time. The pain for me is that I know this woman, I have been […]

Light SHINES in the Darkness

Who is this man Jesus? This is the question we have been asking over the past couple weeks in my group in women’s prison. We started last night to read John together. Each woman was given a beautiful card and that will be their notebook to write in all they learn and see about who […]

Five Years in prison taught me…

1. Respect Freedom This probably seems like the most obvious one. It would be easier to say enjoy or value your freedom, remember each day how amazing it is that we have freedom.  But it’s quite unrealistic in our day to day lives to be genuinely aware of our freedom-especially if we have never been […]

God speaks..even to prisoners

Monday night in prison we spoke about the different ways God speaks. No matter who you are or what you’ve done. Jesus will speak. Even to prisoners. Ultimately I can ‘teach’ but with this- it’s best just to taste and see he is good! He spoke to them through the bible, different verses that they chose from […]

The only man you hear only Good about…

At the start of the year for our Sunday Service I brought in Laura. An amazing woman who shared her own story with the women. A story of her 17yr long heroin addiction, hurts and pains that sent her life on a spiral downwards-until she met the man who changed it all! The beautiful man […]


I have a nephew, when he was born my Dad decided he was too young to be a ‘granddad’ so somehow the name ‘Poppa D’ appeared. And it has stuck! So Kohl (who is 2yrs & gorgeous) calls him Poppa. Kohl loves our family but when Poppa walks in the room it is something different! […]